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Senior Public Health Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

We are recruiting to a Senior Public Health Lead role to support both councils to improve the health and wellbeing of the local populations of Richmond and Wandsworth. The post is a permanent position within the Children’s and Targeted Interventions Team.  

The role is grade MG1 with a salary between £47,511 to £60,574 per annum.

This position is an autonomous lead with responsibility for public health areas covering children, sexual health and regeneration, providing advice and support to officers and members, needs assessments and outcomes, systematic programme management, Council liaison with communities and partners and coordinating action across the whole system.

Key workstreams at present are:

0-19 year old services (including Health Visiting and School Nursing); sexual health strategy and services; health impact assessments and planning; place making; ethnic minority community engagement; and school aged health.

Please see the job profile for a full list of requirements however key functions of this role include:

  • Take leadership responsibility for planning, organising, implementing and evaluating Public Health programmes relating to specific topic areas,
  • To effectively and efficiently manage a team of competent and multidisciplinary public health specialists
  • Lead the development of long-term strategic plans and projects on behalf of the boroughs in relation to highly complex Public Health issues
  • Lead on managing complex, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary partnerships with Council and CCG officers, Councillors, GPs, local stakeholders, neighbouring local authorities and regional and national bodies, such as NHS England and Public Health England.
  • Create complex written reports and deliver presentations on behalf of the Public Health department to senior Council, CCG and partnership groups, conferences and seminars in order to influence major stakeholders

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Hannah Gill on 020 8871 5041 or 0777 3576531

The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide.  

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include compressed hours, home working, part-time working, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:       Thursday 26th September 2019

Shortlisting Date: Thursday 26th September 2019

Interview Date:    Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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